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Becks Futures Shortlist Announced

From the Guardian

A reproduction of the first edition of Ulysses, but with the words printed in alphabetical order. A manga-inspired comic book about an unrecognised artistic genius. A restaging of a northern soul event with the music transcribed for church organ.
These are works by some of the 13 artists under 35 nominated for Beck’s Futures, the younger, edgier sibling of the Turner prize run by the Institute of Contemporary Arts in London.
The ICA will not mount a single show devoted to the artists. Instead, it will organise three shows: the ICA show in London on March 31, the CCA Glasgow on April 8, and Bristol Arnolfini on April 13.

The shortlisted artists are Blood ‘n’ Feathers; Pablo Bronstein; Stefan Brüggemann; Richard Hughes; Flavia Müller Medeiros; Seb Patane; Olivia Plender; Simon Popper; Jamie Shovlin; Daniel Sinsel; Matt Stokes; Sue Tompkins; and Bedwyr Williams. The prize is awarded on May 2, with the winner getting £20,000